Research Grants:

Quinn-Archives Research Residency Program

With the generous support of the Doris Quinn Foundation, the New Netherland Institute at the New York State Library and the New York State Archives have joined forces to offer a fellowship to facilitate research on New Netherland and on the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World. The holder of this fellowship will spend up to a year in Albany, New York, working in the rich collections of the New Netherland Institute and the New York State

Applicant/Project Applicability

The award for one year beginning June 1, 2015 is $2,500. The holder must submit a final report, no later than May 31, 2016, on their research experience and is expected to publicized project results through: a public presentation, creating of brochure and/or an article submission to New York Archives magazine. Pre- or postdoctoral candidates in any discipline who are researching their topic are eligible, and any project dealing with the Dutch experience in the new world before 1800 will be considered.

Application can be found at or by request at (518) 473-7091 and must be postmarked by January 15, 2015.

For pre-application planning contact Dr. James D. Folts at (518) 474-4955 or e-mail

Application forms are available on-line or by request:

Archives Partnership Trust
Cultural Education Center, Room 9C49
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: 518-473-7091
Fax: 518-473-7058

Award Payment Schedule

Once an award is accepted a resident will receive a welcome packet which includes several forms that must be submitted to trigger payment(s). Payment(s) will take up to 4 weeks to process as follows:

  • US Person (US Resident or Resident Alien) residents will receive their award in two installments.  The first half of the award will be sent at the beginning of their residency and the second half upon completion of their residency and submission of their final report.
  • Non-Resident Alien residents will receive one award payment upon completion of their residency and submission of their final report.

Previous Recipients


Nicholas Cunnigan, PhD Candidate, University of Kansas


Stephen T. Staggs, PhD Candidate, Western Michigan University


Andrea C. Mosterman, PhD Candidate, Boston University